Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Sesamoiditis

This condition is an irritation of the sesamoid bones, which are located within the tendons that slide along either side of the bottom of the big toe. The sesamoid bones, each about the size of a kernel of corn, provide leverage for the tendons that control the big toe.

What is sesamoiditis?

This detailed video describes the condition of sesamoiditis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options include rest, medications, cushioning pads and taping your big toe. You may benefit from a leg brace and from physical therapy. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.